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Rudely but deeply they laboured, and their labour stand till now.
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Author Topic: An Old Company Disappears - R J Barwick, Dover  (Read 4005 times)

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Offline Islesy

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Re: An Old Company Disappears
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2009, 09:15:32 »
As far as the Air Raid Shelter goes 'tis not a problem. Although my initial contact and access was through Richard Barwick, subsequently Unfairytale & I have formed a decent working relationship with The Ark Centre who own the other half of the tunnel, and it was through them that the last trip was organised.
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An Old Company Disappears - R J Barwick, Dover
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2009, 19:37:55 »
More than 100 jobs have been lost with the collapse of a 150-year old building firm.

R J Barwick, based in Coombe Valley Road, Dover, has gone into administration. All 110 staff have been made redundant.

Richard Barwick, the seventh generation of his family to run the firm, said it was 'heartbreaking.'

More here: http://www.kentonline.co.uk/east_kent_mercury/news/2009/september/9/jobs_lost_at_building_firm.aspx

http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=3527.0

This is such a shame!  They have been very accomodating allowing explorers into their tunnels and for allowing KHF a special visit before letting the general public in the tunnels this summer.

 

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